The real truth about pit bulls

It’s a lot easier to see what a pit bull truly is when they’re decked out in comfortable nightwear. Daylight may be the best disinfectant, but when it comes to pit bulls, there’s nothing quite so illuminating as catching one just as he’s getting read for bed. If you ever…


Each of the finalists of the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Awards is a revelation

The very best nature photography shows us the kings and queens of the jungle stalking majestically through their terrain; the lords and ladies of the forest gliding effortlessly from branch to branch; the fearsome rulers of the ocean lurking in the soundless depths. And the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is…


This WildArt Photographer of the Year competition showcases the interactions between animals and the water they need to live

A simple concept with breathtakingly beautiful results: The WildArt Photographer of the Year Competition’s most recent winners highlight an interaction that is common to every living thing on the planet — the relationship between animals and water. …


Squirrels have never looked so good

Niki Colemont is a photographer based in the Belgian village of Diepenbeek who has developed a particular talent for capturing the essence of just what it is that our friends the squirrels are all about. …


These are the delicate, joyful, and life-affirming winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year competition

The finalists of this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition have been selected from more than 22,000 entries by photographers in 73 different countries around the world. …


Daniel Kordan’s photos of firefly mating season in a bamboo forest are utterly enchanting

During mating season, fireflies engage in a call and response of flashing lights to court potential partners. …


There’s something totally mesmerizing about Alex Pick’s “Humanimals” transformations

German artist Alex Pick has an incredible gift for the art of the mashup. Through his Instagram page, he’s reimagined popular movie posters with Disney characters, Disneyfied Harry Potter, and made pretty much everyone into mermaids. And his latest project has a quality to it that makes it particularly hard…


The winners of the Tokyo International Foto Awards are a gorgeous celebration of nature in all its variety

The prestigious Tokyo International Photo Awards (TIFA) recognizes amateur and professional photographers from all around the world with winners in nine major categories, and the winners in this year’s “Nature” category are truly exceptional. With awards given for the best aerial, floral, landscape, panoramic, and underwater photos, as well as…


Simon Needham uses his gorgeous photographs of lions to raise awareness about conservation

Simon Needham is a photographer based in LA whose passion for travel developed into a commitment to conservation work after he was inspired by the powerful experience of being up close with animals in their natural habitat. Recently, a photo-series of his depicting a 6-year-old white lion named Moya (pictured…


The winners of the Northern Lights photography competition capture the magic and mystery of the Aurora Borealis

If If you happen to feel a great disturbance in the magnetosphere, it might be because some charged particles from the sun are bopping around in there. And as freaky as that sounds, it’s actually no cause for alarm (as far as I know?). …

Jack Shepherd

Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Currently editor @Tenderly and writer at large. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail

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